Betty Franklin, RN, Author, Coach


Betty has served more than 40 years on the frontlines of Health Care. On the teams at Toronto SickKids Hospital, Trillium Health Partners, South Muskoka Memorial Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and the James Bay Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, she gained a deep appreciation for “whole person wellness.”

nursing picture-1

This is Betty when she began her nursing career.

Betty is a long-standing member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), together with its Community Health Nurses Interest Group, and its Independent Practice Nurses Interest Group.  Throughout her varied and extensive career, she also found time to volunteer with many charities and various work-related committees.

Betty’s broad nursing experience, coupled with her personal journey through a mental illness diagnosis, resulted in a transition from providing critical care in response to illness and disease, to one where she attacks disease on its true “frontline” – providing education and motivation that prevents the onset of disease in the first place. Now, as a nurse in independent practice, Betty provides a unique health promotion program that offers a holistic approach to living life well and staying healthy. She emphasizes mental fitness and well-being to minimize the need for intrusive medicine and maximize personal effectiveness in relationships and careers.

A published author and certified coach, Betty works with individuals, corporate employees, business owners, teachers, healthcare workers and social service providers. She is available for one on one coaching, inspirational and thought-provoking talks, workshops and retreats all of which are empowered by her book “GUTS, Get Uncomfortable to Succeed – Embracing Health, Balance and Abundance.”

Betty is passionate about motivating people to take command of their life and well-being through a holistic approach that transforms their lives from Good, to Better, to Best! In doing so, she challenges her clients to be accountable for their lifestyle. She encourages them to be self-aware and take charge as she supports, guides and empowers them to achieve more.

Volunteer, Community and Group Involvement:

    • Hospice Simcoe
    • Epilepsy South Central Ontario
    • Canadian Red Cross Society
    • Ontario Nurses Association
    • Canadian Blood Services
    • May Court Club – gives service to & raises funds for communities
    • Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group
    • Canadian Association of Gift Planners
    • Planned Giving Counsel of Simcoe County
    • Barrie Community Foundation
    • Community Foundation of Mississauga
    • Rotary Club

…and many, many more including hospital committees and ad-hoc working groups.
Betty is committed to life-long learning and seeks to continually enhance her knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure she offers the best coaching and care possible to her clients.  As she says: “I believe we all desire to live a good life. Let me help you succeed at living life well!”